How To Design A Kitchen On A Budget

Even if it may seem hard to design/redecorate your kitchen when you are dependant of a tight budget, if you know exactly what you are in need of and how the kitchen should ideally look like, then there is no real difficulty.

So, first of all, you have to have a plan. Draw as many sketches as there are necessary, until you are full satisfied. As well, you should know exactly what materials you will soon be in need of.

Third, as concerning the furniture, have you ever been curious to find out what is the percentage that is earned by the furniture shops for every item that gets sold? About 50-100%. And yes, this is why the furniture is so expensive.

Is there anyway you could reduce the costs of the furniture? Well, if we’re talking about simple pieces of furniture, then you could do it on your own. You will only need a bit of skill, some tools and the raw materials. Don’t worry for the tutorials as there can be found online thousands and thousands. And if you manage to build on your own some of the furniture pieces that you are in need of, you will seriously decrease the total amount of money that is needed in order to design/decorate a kitchen on a budget.

Choosing the colors for the kitchen might represent a tricky business. Don’t go for the dark colors, as they will take a lot of light from the kitchen and also, try to not use materials that aren’t resistant to water, steam or heat. As well, materials that are hard to maintain should be avoided, as the kitchen is a place which needs to be cleaned extremely often and some tough materials would only represent precious time that would be lost. Though, you can always choose the classic combination of brown and shades of brown, as they definitely suit most of the kitchens, especially those that contain furniture that is made from wood.

Don’t forget the accessories, as they will surely make your life. For example, an electric hood will be come in handy, as well as foldable table. Don’t get fooled by the thought that a foldable table won’t look good in a kitchen. In fact, if you are able to fold it, you will have a lot more space to move, especially when you have stuff to do in the kitchen, as well as it will be really something unique, as most of the people don’t have in their kitchen such a table.

Published by in How To, Tips, and Advice, on September 9th, 2010



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